Where City Meets Serenity

Get the best of both worlds at these urban enclaves that offer easy access to natural splendor.

Portland, Oregon

Pinpointing Portland’s unique charisma evokes the classic nature/nurture debate. Nature: Between the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Mountains, on two rivers below snow-capped Mount Hood, Portland shines with rugged beauty and the horticultural splendor of its “city of roses” namesake. Nurture: Portland’s innovative planners and restless creative class ensured plenty of biking and hiking trails, acres of forest within the city, and thriving dining, shopping, and art scenes. Experience it all from The Ritz-Carlton, Portland in the heart of downtown, with a rose-inspired spa and biophilc design that bring nature to each moment of your stay.

Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland’s second-largest city is also its most charming. A place so clean, safe, and efficient with a knockout landscape and rich culture sounds too good to be true, but that’s exactly the promise Geneva fulfills, with a Swiss watch’s precision. Your home base is The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, where resplendent Lake Geneva, the Rhône River, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and the majestic Alps are yours to explore from this stately Old World enclave. Whether you fancy skiing, hiking, biking or paragliding, you’ll find it all in convenient reach of this most refined metropolis.

Lake Geneva – Boat Tour
Perth, Australia

Sunny, hip, eco-conscious Perth is the rare city that has it all: excellent restaurants, cool nightclubs and bars, miles of Indian Ocean white-sand beaches, and the stunning Swan River, a haven for jogging, cycling, fishing, sailing, kayaking and picnicking. On stunning Elizabeth Quay, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth offers instant access to everything the Western Australian capital has to offer—and some it affords only on property, from glamorous hotspots like the rooftop Songbird Bar & Lounge to a world-class spa and luxury rooms and suites with breathtaking waterfront views.

Elizabeth Quay bridge
Amman, Jordan

Fringed by mountains and with easy access to geographical wonders such as the Dead Sea, wadis and waterfalls, Amman also affords travelers a hypnotic blend of traditional and trend-setting culture, from its famous souks and ancient buildings to upmarket restaurants and contemporary art. Encapsulating the vibe is The Ritz-Carlton, Amman, where sumptuous accommodations draw on Amman’s glamorous heritage and attractions like the Soleil Café, whose striking indoor garden brings the outside in.

Budapest, Hungary

Hungary’s capital is as renowned for its eclectic, exciting culture as for its distinctive topography, whose mineral-rich thermal springs give way to historic, vibrant bath houses scattered all around the city. Budapest’s esteemed architecture, castles and art are enhanced by its natural attractions—a stroll along the blue Danube, a serene float in warm waters, the verdant greenery of Gellért Hill—all within easy reach of The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, a sleek contemporary enclave in the heart of historic Budapest.

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